Community

International Night at Shea High School

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez talked with Donald Miller, Principal of Shea High School in Pawtucket, RI. Shea HS is one of four high schools in the city of Pawtucket. Currently, there are 860 students, comprising up to 30 countries. Of these students, about 40-50% are Latino and 27% make up the ESL population. Donald Miller discusses the new NECAP graduation requirements, community and parent engagement, and Friends of Shea. Miller also discusses an upcoming event International Night. Taking place on Thursday April 10, 2014, this is a chance to celebrate the diversity of Shea High School. It will be a night of…
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State Police Arrests Subject for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol with Two Children in the Vehicle

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on March 19, 2014 at 11:57 , members of the Lincoln Woods Barracks investigated a motor vehicle accident on Route 95 south in the City of Pawtucket. The arrest was the result of a multiple 911 calls to the barracks reporting the accident and its subsequent investigation. The operator was identified as William E. Burgess, age 26 of 1062 Atwells Ave, Providence, Rhode Island. While interacting with Mr. Burgess, Troopers observed various indicators consistent with intoxication. Also traveling in the vehicle were…
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Education

New Grant Awarded to RWU and Providence Public Schools to Improve Math Proficiency

Grant to support professional development for K-3 teachers serving English Language Learners in five area elementary schools BRISTOL, , March 19, 2014 – The Rhode Island Office of Higher Education has awarded a $145,000 grant to Roger Williams University<; (RWU) for the first year of a new collaborative program in partnership with the Providence Public School District<; (PPSD) aimed to improve mathematics achievement for English Language Learners in five local elementary schools from kindergarten through third grade. The new professional development program, PRIME-ELL (Providence Rhode Island Mathematics Excellence – English Language Learners) will create mathematics professional learning communities where local…
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Health

AG Kilmartin Submits Legislation Requiring National Background Checks for Personal Care Attendants

Citing patient safety and the need for the proper tools to fight Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has submitted legislation that would require national background checks and licenses for personal care attendants. The legislation – H7442, sponsored by Representative Eileen Naughton (D-District 21, Warwick) is scheduled to be heard before the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare today, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The senate companion bill (S2665) is sponsored by Senator Frank S. Lombardi (D-District 26, Cranston). Under the Global Medicaid Waiver, the State of Rhode Island received permission from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to…
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Featured

“Click It or Ticket” Enforcement, March 24th to March 30, 2014

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that through funding obtained by the Department of Transportation Office on Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Rhode Island State Police will be joining with state and local law enforcement agencies by participating in the "Click it or Ticket" nationwide enforcement campaign. Starting on Monday March 24th and continuing through, and including Sunday, March 30th, drivers can expect an increased presence of troopers on all roadways. Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors…
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Health

Teen Zombies invade Downtown Providence as Part of National Kick Butts Day

With the first-ever Rhode Island Zombie Walk, the Rhode Island Department of Health's Tobacco Control Program, Tobacco Free Rhode Island, Tobacco Free Providence, and local teens affirmed their commitment to finding innovative ways to reduce tobacco use. Dozens of teens from across Rhode Island gathered to motivate smokers to quit—zombie style! Dressed as the zombies of dead smokers, the teens marched from the State House to Kennedy Plaza to offer tobacco users information on how to quit. Cancerous lesions on their faces and stomas on their necks helped the teens make a dramatic statement about the effects of tobacco-related disease.…
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Culture

Providence Named No.1 Most Exciting Mid-Sized City

cites young population and artistic and culinary assets PROVIDENCE, RI - Providence has a new distinction to add to its list of honors: Rhode Island's Capital City has been ranked the 'Most Exciting Mid-Sized City' in the United States by Real Estate website cited Providence's youthfulness, live music, nightlife, restaurants and outdoor activities. "Despite being one of the oldest cities in the (hailing from 1636), Providence has one of the youngest populations of any city we looked at," according to , a website that promotes real estate listings across the country. Providence edged out Charleston, SC, Fort Collins, CO and…
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Featured

Chafee and QDC Board Set To Welcome Greencore USA to Quonset Business Park

Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a 107,000-square-foot facility, which would house more than 390 employees. The new facility could also be expanded another 40,000 square feet, positioning Greencore to employ more than 600 people at Quonset at full build out. "This is a good day for Rhode Island, and another indication of how investing in our state assets…
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State Police and Scituate Police Arrest Wanted Subject Barricaded in a Scituate Apartment

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a subject this morning, who was wanted on a felony warrant and had barricaded himself in a relative's apartment in Scituate, Rhode Island. On March 16, 2014, at approximately 4:00 , a subject identified as Adam J. Perry, age 32, of 447 Read School House Road, Coventry, Rhode Island, allegedly attempted to enter the residence of his estranged girlfriend in the City of Warwick. It was also reported that Mr. Perry also made harassing phone calls to the…
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RI State Police Make Sixty-Four Arrests Over the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that as a result of our efforts to continue to make our highways safer, members of the Rhode Island State Police have arrested thirteen (13) subjects for Driving While Intoxicated during over the St. Patrick's Day Weekend. In addition to the DWI arrests, they made fifty-one (51) other arrests on miscellaneous charges. The following is a list of subjects, who were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated: Segundo Paguay, age 41, of 38 Main Street, Apt 2, East Greenwich, Rhode Island • Driving Under the Influence of…
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